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Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home 3.0

Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home 3.0

Few things are more eco-friendly than recycling, which is something that vintage enthusiasts have been exclaiming since the first “green” products began hitting the market several years ago. This year, the Museum of Science and Industry acknowledged this fact by selecting Scout owner Larry Vodak to curate version 3.0. of their Smart Home, which I […]

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Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Welcome to the future. Video phones are real. Sort of. Cars drive themselves. At least the Google ones do. And with my new invention, the Time Viewer, viewing the past is as easy as adjusting the dial to the desired date. As evidence, I’ve included a photo of the amazing (if I do say so […]

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Broadway Antique Market (BAM!)

Broadway Antique Market (BAM!)

Living just a few blocks from Broadway Antique Market (BAM) can be dangerous. Here’s what caught my eye when I stopped by last Friday. Broadway Antique Market. 6130 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL. 773.743.5444 ↔ ↔ I regret disclosing that the sofa I love so much has a twin, because I have a feeling it’s […]

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This Week: Julian Marc

This Week: Julian Marc

The friendly rivalry between parallel corridors Clark Street and Broadway recently became an all-out war with the addition of vintage shop / upholsterer Julian Marc on Broadway. Game on! We vintage freaks are better for their competition. Clark Street’s currently in the lead with a greater number of home stores, but both streets score high […]

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This Week: Brimfield U.S.

This Week: Brimfield U.S.

Julie Fernstrom’s Brimfield continues to win press accolades, but did you know Fernstrom also owns a shop located a few blocks north on a stretch of Clark Street near home retailers Room Service and Roost? Brimfield U.S. offers a similar line of products as the Brimfield mother shop due south, so be sure to pay […]

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Architectural Anarchy at Andersonville Galleria

Architectural Anarchy at Andersonville Galleria

Gosia I. Korsakowski’s regularly sends out e-mails with images of items she’s to her vintage Etsy shop.  More than once, the e-mails have prompted me to visit Gosia’s space at the Andersonville Galleria where I inevitably find five more things I want.  She’s smart huh?  Things must be going well, because Gosia recently partnered with […]

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This Week: Scout kicks it up a notch

This Week: Scout kicks it up a notch

In order to see Scout’s new window displays, I often divert my car needlessly from Ashland Avenue to the much busier Clark Street.  Sometimes I see owner Larry Vodak or interior designer Nicholas Moriarty working on a display or chatting with a customer at the front door, and for some reason, I tend to duck […]

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